Tag Archives: gender equality

Trinidadian women gain ground at the ballot box

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Gloria Calliste, candidate for Councillor, local government, walking in her constituency. Photo: The Trinidad & Tobago Guardian With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, the Network of NGOs in Trinidad and Tobago is training women to be more effective in running for election. They seek to learn the rules, use [...]
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A brave crusader, opening many doors

TweetCross-posted from UN Women A true force of nature: this is how she is popularly known. Braving criticism and challenging discrimination and stereotypes, Georgina Beyer paved a new path when she became the world’s first openly transsexual mayor in 1995, as well as the first openly transsexual Member of Parliament (MP) in 2000. A long-standing [...]
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Picture it: The day the Beijing Declaration becomes irrelevant

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Nive Sharat Chandran is a 23-year-old From New Zealand who has served as the Vice-President and on the Board of Directors of the YWCA in Auckland. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of domestic violence among OECD countries. Photo courtesy of Nive Sharat Chandran On average women earn 13 [...]
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Towards Beijing+20: The time is now

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Hibaaq Osman is a global political strategist who attended the Beijing Conference in 1995. Today, she heads Karama, an international organization based in Cairo that is working to end violence against women in the Arab region and is a partner of the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality. Ms. Osman is [...]
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When I think of Beijing+20, I know that my grandmother would be proud

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Scott Taylor is a Policy Analyst and Graduate Research Fellow at the Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership in New York, where he is pursuing an MA/PhD in International Relations. The 31-year-old California native is also currently interning within UN Women’s Programme Division for Africa. This is a picture of [...]
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